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Matt Kidd

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About Matt Kidd

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  • Birthday 04/24/1981


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  1. WTB BD Rages

    Nostalgia for sure, maybe weird... but hey I have the luxury to indulge the idiosyncrasy so why not? I let mine go for cheap to a college kid, and threw in my old Grivel Rambos which I am sort of regretting also. They got someone out climbing so I guess that's good. Did you have the old black prophets or something? Those were rad a the time!
  2. WTB BD Rages

    Sorry, I know this is a bit stupid, but I need them to be the ugly orange ones so I can pretend I never sold them...
  3. WTB BD Rages

    Hi there, Many years ago now I sold my first tools - BD Rages - to someone on this site. Who sells their first tools?! Big mistake! Regretted it since. Got a pair to sell me? In Vancouver BC. Thanks, -Matt
  4. Loss on Joffre

    Central Couloir - Three victims, one whom was from out of country. Pretty sad stuff.
  5. Loss on Joffre

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/3-climbers-die-on-joffre-peak-north-of-pemberton-1.2897879 RIP
  6. SW BC Alpine Ice/Mixed Ideas

    We found 8 pitches of WI near the Sumallo cirque. Better than expected for sure. Will write it up when I have a sec. Haven't heard of stuff in that drainage and there was quite a bit to do that got left undone. Wished we had more time.
  7. SW BC Alpine Ice/Mixed Ideas

    Is there any beta on the Edwards line beyond the couple of sentences on Bivouac?
  8. Since it is going to be cold and bluebird and I am looking for ideas for a long day Saturday night/Sunday. Preferably something a bit beyond a simple snowy couloir. Any thoughts? Thanks-Matt
  9. Nice one. We were up the week before and were not that fast. We also had to dodge a pretty good barrage from one of the gullies approaching the black towers. I think that the advise that you are giving is right on. For me the climbing on the black towers didn't seem much harder than any of the other scrambling - I think you are right to suggest that keeping close and unroped is probably the safest. We had the rope out simuling and it never got hard enough to warrant it. Ditto on the rock shoes. For us after the one steep pitch on the little step and some scrambling we headed right on a ledge when we shouldn't have, and climbed three pitches of the worst rock I've ever climbed. After a pitch and a half it was obvious that the route was a scramble out to the left but by the time we worked it out it didn't seem worth trying to get over to it. I guess the moral for the route is if it is more than a low fifth scramble and isn't the little or big step you are off route. Thanks for the report.
  10. WTB Ice tool and Screws

    I have a bunch of Grivel 360s I'd sell. PM me if you're interested.
  11. Custom Carbon Ice Tools

    Pretty cool stuff. Thanks for sharing.
  12. Nice report. I thought that line would be fun in winter with the right snow conditions. Congrats and good timing gents.
  13. Best stove for France...

    Similar stuff available there for the most part.
  14. BD heel piece discussion V2

    Mine have less wear than those pictured above but have a small amount of deformation (Pre-stainless Sabretooths). Wearing out a bit slower than the crampons in general.